Quite a while ago I received a jacket made of this lovely, textured blue and brown plaid as a hand-me-down. It was too small on me, and since there aren't many grown ups smaller than I am, I decided to upcycle it. I made a hat for myself out of it, and Mum loved it, so I thought I'd make another hat for her for Christmas.
When I began cutting, though, I realized, there was only fabric for half a hat. When I explained my dilemma to my mom (we are bad about keeping surprises like that), she requested that I go ahead and make the hat using another kind of fabric for the missing pieces. I was skeptical, but she was reassuring, and it ended up turning out pretty cute!